Bradley Cooper— An Edge Among Actors

Recently voted “The Sexiest Man in Hollywood” Bradley Cooper is grateful that he gave up drinking— because he would be dead if he hadn’t. The actor openly admits that he feared his love of booze might actually kill him. Ironically, Cooper starred in both “The Hangover” and “The Hangover II” but when asked about his own drinking habits, he was very stoic and serious, “I don’t partake any more,” he said. “It just got to a point where it was like, ‘You know what? I’ve got to stop’ It was just the kind of thing where if I wanted to continue to live… I couldn’t continue to drink.” We applaud Cooper for both his candor and his healthy attitude.

“Oh, God, I love therapy,” he also explained. “It was not really a major crisis I went in with, just getting turned on to that aspect of wanting to grow as a person. I thought it was fantastic.” Beating the start of alcoholism, is a noble and often difficult decision. Not every actor or actress has the ability to exercise the sheer will that Bradley Cooper did. More times than often you will discover that you require help. Having a goal that you want to achieve will indeed help make it a lot easier as the alcohol will pull all of the energy away from your goals, and will slowly ruin your life. If you can understand this enough to be fully aware of how your life is deteriorating, then you HAVE to quit alcohol. Alcohol in mild moderation is fine, but when you arrive at the point of getting smashed sideways at every opportunity… this is a sign [actually a massive billboard] your partying is out of control and it is time to quit alcohol.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper’s latest film, “The Words”, which previewed to packed shows at Sundance and was tossed immediately into a heated bidding war for distribution, eventually went to CBS. “The Words” centers on a hot young author (played by Cooper) who plagiarizes from a forgotten manuscript; the film also features Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and Ben Barnes. A source said that the field of bidders was winnowed down quickly after the team behind the film decided it wanted a traditional theatrical release rather than a day-and-date VOD release. Ultimately, the decision to go with CBS came down to “commitment in the awards season” and the back-end deal.

Some Helpful Links:
http://www.hopebythesea.com/

http://www.aboveitalltreatment.com/

http://www.thelastcallprogram.com/

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~ by upbeatmag on January 24, 2012.

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